No Urban Legend of Bren as Newport Faces Homelessness; Global Angelenos; Irvine Gets Shaggy; Vets Vent; Congrats to Oaktree

You could read this as a tale of the ultimate 1%er. Bren You could take it as a case of privilege and power, the wages of wealth disparity, a holdover of old-timey Orange County. Or you could consider this a story of a community in action under the umbrella of a democratic society. Let’s start with the ultimate 1%er. That’s none other than Donald Bren in this telling. He’s the owner of the Irvine Company, the richest person in OC, and author of much of what’s most attractive there. Bren’s persona has been assigned a role in a budding urban…

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